Boarders in Years 7-11 live in Arundale, formerly Old House and Cloisters. Sixth Form boarders occupy Arunside, completely refurbished in 2007 as a dedicated Sixth Form boarding house. The vast majority of boarders have their own room. There is common room space in each house and boarders have access to many of the School's main facilities in the evening.
Boarding allows students to experience a communal life which they cannot have at home. They develop a capacity for tolerance, self-sufficiency and independence that will serve them well in later life. As boarding can be a very good staging-post between home and university, it has particular attractions at Sixth Form level.
The School is happy to accommodate pupils for an occasional night or a short period of time where home or work circumstances make this necessary on a one off basis.
Students in Year 7 and above can 'Flexi Board' for a maximum of one night per week on a regular basis. All provision is dependent on a room being available.
The nightly charge is £55 (2012/13) which will appear on the following term's invoice.
Please give as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment. Cancellation within 24 hours will be charged.
please follow this link to download our request for occasional boarding form.
Alternatively you can complete and submit the form below.
In 2010-11 we introduced weekly accommodation for children aged 11-18 because it makes good sense all round. Children can study, relax and develop their independence.
Families get to spend quality time together every weekend, and St Chris can deliver an even more stimulating educational experience.
It's also good value, representing a 20% reduction on the full boarding fees. The new fee for weekly boarding is £6,760 a term and includes tuition, evening activities, meals and Sunday to Thursday night accommodation. The other thing about boarding is that it's great fun.
If you want to know more about weekly boarding at St.Chris please clik on the link to the right of this page to visit our microsite......
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